ARCHER, WILLIAM (1856-1924, theatre critic) AND MOORE, GEORGE AUGUSTUS (1852-1933, Irish novelist and playwright)
PORTRAITS BY SIR MAX BEERBOHM (1872-1956),
pen and ink, depicting Archer, in Scottish dress, and Moore, holding a cudgel, in conflict with one another, signed 'Max' and inscribed by him 'George Moore: thwill ye tread on the tail ar me coat? William Archer: Ay, mon, that will I!', evidently relating to their rivalry as drama critics, 11 x 7¾ in (28 x 19.7 cm).